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Education Help for Runaway and Homeless Youth

June 17, 2019

For more than 30 years, one piece of federal legislation has ensured that runaway and homeless youth receive the same educational opportunities as their peers with stable housing. In this RHY Issue Brief, you'll find information about the McKinney-Vento Act, students' rights under the legislation, where to find state and local Coordinators for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, and much more.

Get to Know a Grantee: Sea Haven

May 31, 2019

Every month, the RHY Clearinghouse highlights the work of RHY grantees through the Get to Know a Grantee questionnaire. For this edition, we spoke with the executive director of Sea Haven in Myrtle Beach, SC. Sea Haven has secured and maintained FYSB grants for more than two decades and has successfully sustained program services during periods when FYSB funds were not available.

Get to Know a Grantee: Alternatives for Girls

May 17, 2019

We developed the Get to Know a Grantee questionnaire to illustrate the great variety of youth-serving FYSB grantees, to share their insights on the work that they do, and to inspire collaboration and the sharing of experiences and ideas. This month, we feature Alternatives for Girls, a Detroit-based nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and explore opportunities to be safe, to grow strong, and to make positive choices in their lives.

Q&A: New RHY Resources From the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

May 7, 2019

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, the only nonprofit legal agency working to end and prevent homelessness in the U.S., recently published Alone Without a Home, which looks at 13 key issue areas affecting the lives and futures of unaccompanied youth.


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July 1 – FYSB Runaway and Homeless Youth Grant Applications due for Basic Center, Street Outreach, and Transitional Living Programs

July 1 – Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect hosts workshops: 15th Annual Childhood Grief and Traumatic Loss in Los Angeles, CA

July 4-8 – United National Indian Tribal Youth UNITY National Conference in Orlando, FL

July 8-10 – National Association of School Psychologists 2019 Summer Conference in Phoenix, AZ

July 8-10 – National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges hosts National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking in Pittsburgh, PA

July 10 at 4:00 p.m. ET. National Runaway Safeline webinar: Let’s Talk Runaway Prevention: Stories from the Field

July 11 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention webinar: Understanding the JJDPA: Girls and Sexually Exploited Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

July 15 – United Nations World Youth Skills Day

July 22-24 – National Alliance to End Homelessness hosts the 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness and Capitol Hill Day in Washington, DC

July 22-24 – National Association of School Psychologists 2019 Summer Conference in Hartford, CT

July 22-26 – Center for Juvenile Justice Reform holds the Youth in Custody Certificate Program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC

July 25 at 2:00 p.m. ET. National Resources Center for Healthy Marriage and Families webinar: Relationship Education Matters for You, Too: Preventing Burnout through Self-Care

July 25 – FYSB Runaway and Homeless Youth Grant Application due for Maternity Group Home Program

July 28-31 – Family Focused Treatment Association hosts 33rd Annual Conference: Fulling the Promise of Permanency in Anaheim, CA

July 28-31 – National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) hosts its 82 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL

July 30 – United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons